Hagerman Named New PJHL Stobbs Division Convener

Essex 73s

The Essex 73s celebrate – Photo by Ryan Scott Photography

There will be a new convener for the PJHL’s Stobbs Division, formerly the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League, when the 2017-2018 season gets underway.

Mark Hagerman, who has had longtime involvement in hockey across Southwestern Ontario, including working as a scout with the Blenheim Blades, will fill the role next season.

“It was really humbling when I was approached by many to consider the Stobbs Convenor position. I was entertaining a couple of managing options within the league when Wayne Cowell a very good friend whom I have an immense amount of respect for convinced me that the Convener position would be a good fit for my personality and hockey aspirations,” explained Hagerman.

Hagerman feels his knowledge of the ever changing game of hockey will help him to represent the league, and guide it in a successful direction both on and off the ice.

“The game of hockey from Tyke to Pro has evolved exponentially over the last ten years to the extent that some organizations and minor associations some times find it difficult to keep up to the change affording the players a safe enjoyable experience to develop,” says Hagerman.

“My hopes are that as I represent and work with the Stobbs Division Teams and OHA that I can also play a small part in helping communities find resolution to some of the problems that face organized hockey in the world we live in today. I am very excited about this new position in a league that is as much an overflow of young talented players as it is a development league.”

Hagerman also brings experience as a hockey parent in the Junior C Stobbs Division, as his son Corbin Hagerman spent three successful seasons with the Blenheim Blades from 2013 to 2016.

The Essex 73s were again champions of the 9 team loop this season. The Stobbs division also features franchises in Blenheim, Dresden, Amherstburg, Wallaceburg, Lakeshore, Wheatley, Mooretown, and Petrolia.

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